Tottenham Set to Appoint Ex-Roma Boss Fonseca

Tottenham Set to Appoint Ex-Roma Boss Fonseca Photo: TT
Paulo Fonseca head coach of Roma reacts during the UEFA Europa League, semi-final, 2nd leg football match between AS Roma and Manchester United

Tottenham’s bid to replace Jose Mourinho has turned to the man he replaced at AS Roma, with Spurs reportedly in advanced talks with Paulo Fonseca.

It has been widely reported throughout the UK and Italy that Tottenham are deep in negotiations with Fonseca, who was dismissed by Roma in May.

Sky In Italy have claimed that Fonseca will join Spurs on a three-year contract.

Spurs had been linked with ex-Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte but that move collapsed, meaning they turned their attention to Fonseca.

The Londoners had also reportedly been keen on Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers who reiterated his commitments to the Foxes after their fifth-place league finish, along with ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino who is at PSG nowadays.

Former Juventus transfer chief Fabio Paratici is expected to take over as Spurs new sporting director and he has allegedly been involved in seeking out Fonseca.

Fonseca has previously managed FC Porto, Pacos Ferreira and Braga in his native Portugal, while he led Shakhtar Donetsk from 2016 to 2019 before taking over at Roma in 2019.

He has had some success across his managerial career, mostly with Shakhtar where he won the league and cup double three times.

The Portuguese failed to take Roma back into the UEFA Champions League during his two seasons in charge, although they made the Europa League semi-finals and finished fifth in his debut Serie A campaign.

Spurs star forward Harry Kane has been linked with an exit, although that decision allegedly hinged on the club’s new managerial appointment.

Ben somerford
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